Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Johnathan Stone

Company: Texas Medical Board

Area of Law You Practice: Civil Litigation, Administration and Health Law

Position Held in TYLA: District 8, Place 1 Director

How did you get involved in bar service? I became involved in bar service after participating in the LeadershipSBOT program.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why? I Was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too! (see iwasthefirst.tyla.org). I appreciate the stories and wish I’d had this resource when I was thinking about becoming an attorney.

What tips can you give to other attorneys to manage stress? Stress is the underlying cause of many health problems facing lawyers, from obesity to alcoholism. Attorneys should develop a stress management plan, either on their own or after meeting with a professional.

What do you do in your spare time? Dad stuff and audiobooks.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? I was adopted.